Glimpse Ingredients Glossary

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INCI: aloe barbadensis leaf juice / SOURCE: aloe

Rich in polysaccharides, anthraquinones, glycol-proteins, and albumen, aloe vera has been used for thousands of years and has a well-documented history as a potent skin soother and softener. In addition to exhibiting skin health benefits, aloe vera is a very effective carrier, enhancing the absorption of performance ingredients.


INCI: arginine / SOURCE: corn, sugar cane

An important amino acid, arginine supports skin health by stimulating the production of collagen and the proliferation of fibroblasts, resulting in improved tone and texture.


INCI: persea gratissima oil / SOURCE: avocado

Long prized for its ability to moisturize and soothe dehydrated skin, avocado oil is an excellent source of vitamins A, B, D and E, as well as protein, lecithin, fatty acids, amino acids and sterols. Avocado oil is recommended for various skin conditions and supports skin's natural regeneration processes. Avocado oil offers protection from environmental stressors.


INCI: petasites japonicus root extract / SOURCE: butterbur

Butterbur has a long history in controlling irritation. In ancient Greece extracts from the leaves and roots were used as an anti-inflammatory. This effective botanical extract has demonstrated a remarkable ability to help minimize skin irritation. Butterbur helps to minimize skin sensitivity, soothing and calming the skin while evening the overall complexion.


INCI: lactobacillus, mangosteen pericarp ferment filtrate / SOURCE: mangosteen pericarp

Proprietary to Glimpse, BioActive X3 Complex utilizes an exclusive biofermentation technology that combines meticulous, time-honored techniques with advanced science from Japan to amplify the phytonutrient potency of the mangosteen.

Comprised of three exclusive xanthone-rich ingredients derived from deep within the fruit's pericarp, BioActive X3 Complex delivers performance-driven formulations providing optimal skin nutrition.

BioActive Acidic Complex:

  • Combines the finest elements from mangosteen fruit into a botanical-based acidic complex
  • Clears impurities and reinforces the skin's natural defenses
  • Helps maintain clearer, fresher, healthier-looking skin

INCI: mangosteen pericarp oil / SOURCE: mangosteen pericarp

Proprietary to Glimpse, BioActive X3 Complex utilizes an exclusive biofermentation technology that combines meticulous, time-honored techniques with advanced science from Japan to amplify the phytonutrient potency of the mangosteen.

Comprised of three exclusive xanthone rich ingredients derived from deep within the fruit's pericarp, BioActive X3 Complex delivers performance-driven formulations providing optimal skin nutrition.

BioActive Pericarp Oil:

  • Offers the highest concentration of xanthones and a host of vital phytonutrients
  • Soothes and calms the signs of inflammation and stimulates collagen production
  • Supports firm, youthful, luminous skin

INCI: lactobacillus, mangosteen pericarp ferment filtrate / SOURCE: mangosteen pericarp

Proprietary to Glimpse, BioActive X3 Complex utilizes an exclusive biofermentation technology that combines meticulous, time-honored techniques with advanced science from Japan to amplify the phytonutrient potency of the mangosteen.

Comprised of three exclusive xanthone rich ingredients derived from deep within the fruit's pericarp, BioActive X3 Complex delivers performance-driven formulations providing optimal skin nutrition.

BioActive Polymeric Complex:

  • Provides the highest antioxidant potency
  • Forms a chain of continuous phytonutrients that safeguards the skin from environmental stressors
  • Helps reveal a brighter, more radiant, younger-looking complexion

INCI:: citrus grandis peel oil, cymbopogon schoenanthus oil, citrus medica limonum peel oil, aniba rosaeodora wood oil, citrus aurantium dulcis peel oil, citrus aurantium bergamia fruit oil, canarium luzonicum gum nonvolatiles, vetiveria zizanoides root oil, pelargonium graveolens flower oil, ocimum basilicum oil, cananga odorata flower oil, barosma betulina leaf oil, abies balsamea needle oil root extract / SOURCE: grapefruit, lemongrass, lemon, rosewood, orange, bergamot, elemi, vetiver, geranium, basil, ylang ylang, bucchu, balsam canada

grapefruit: Uplifting, cleansing and clearing-stimulating to the lymphatic system and toning to the skin.

lemongrass: Distilled from the leaves of lemon grasses-fresh citrus aroma of verbena.

lemon: Known for its astringent and anti-irritation qualities-balances overactive sebaceous glands that lead to oily, blemished skin.

rosewood: Soothing to the skin and used to maintain healthy skin functions.

orange: Reduces puffiness and discourages dry wrinkled skin-used to stimulate circulation, clear blemishes and release toxins from dull or blemished skin. Also used as a natural exfoliator.

bergamot: Energizing and uplifting-used to calm stressed skin.

elemi: Beneficial for aged skin and provides soothing properties.

vetiver: Aids in cleansing and soothing dry skin.

geranium: Boosts circulation and invigorates the skin, and has a general cleansing action. Balances the production of sebum and helps improve skin elasticity.

basil: Thought of as a detoxifier, as it stimulates sluggish and congested circulation.

ylang ylang: Used in soap making with blending properties-has an intensely sweet, softly balsamic and slightly spicy scent.

bucchu: An essential oil with cleansing, toning, detoxifying, and healing properties.

balsam canada: This intensely fragrant oil has been used throughout the ages to treat various skin conditions.


INCI: cassia alata leaf extract / SOURCE: candle tree

A tropical plant exposed to elevated levels of sun, the candle tree has developed a phytonutrient that protects against one of the main environmental causes of DNA damage in human skin. This potent phytonutrient is able to protect your skin from environmental factors while supporting repair within the skin from past damage, resulting in more energized, radiant skin.


INCI: ricinus communis seed oil / SOURCE: castor

Castor oil packs have been employed for health benefits for centuries. Reportedly, they were used in ancient India, China, Persia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, Rome and in North and South America. More modern medical literature indicates their use on various skin conditions. The effectiveness of this oil is due in some part to its unique chemical composition. Castor oil contains high concentrations of a particular fatty acid that has been shown to help clarify the skin.


INCI: cocos nucifera oil / SOURCE: coconut

Renowned for its numerous health benefits, coconut oil is evenly beneficial to your skin. Effective in supporting tissue healing and repair, it also serves to enhance the skin's ability to keep itself clean. This sweetly scented, incredibly moisturizing oil protects the skin from environmental stressors to leave you with beautifully hydrated, protected skin.


INCI: cucumis sativus fruit extract / SOURCE: cucumber

Cooling and soothing, this refreshing botanical assists in calming irritated skin. Highly beneficial for congested sluggish skin, cucumber helps restore a healthy, luminous complexion.


INCI: theobroma grandiflorum seed butter / SOURCE: cupuacu

Known for its ability to support, repair and provide essential nourishment to the skin, cupuacu butter is very beneficial for fragile, dry, dehydrated skin. This incredibly emollient butter imparts an exceptional smoothness and softness to the skin, as it is able to support skin in recovering its natural moisture and elasticity by providing sustained hydration.


INCI: glycerin / SOURCE: palm

Our vegetable glycerin is a very effective natural humectant and aids in the absorption of additional ingredients with which it is combined. This multi-functional ingredient gently soothes the skin, making it supple while supporting the skin's natural defenses against environmental stressors.


INCI: simmondsia chinensis seed oil / SOURCE: jojoba seed

The amazing moisturizing properties of this unique seed oil have been utilized throughout the ages. The structure of Jojoba oil closely resembles that of skin's natural oil (sebum) and has an uncanny ability to calm and soothe the skin. A natural restorative, this miraculous oil has the ability to assist the skin in reclaiming its youthful brilliance, tone and texture.


INCI: acetyl carnitine HCL / SOURCE: amino acid

By benefiting mitochondrial function, carnitine plays an important role in the supply of energy to cells. An amino acid derivative naturally found in high energy-demanding tissues, it is activated when cells are under stress. Applied topically, L-carnitine has been shown to increase water level content within the stratum corneum while significantly decreasing transepidermal water loss (TEWL).


INCI: lactic acid / SOURCE: sugar beet

Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) shown to increase the production of glycosaminoglycans. By nature, acids are potential irritants; however, they also possess the ability to stimulate cell renewal. One study showed that naturally derived AHAs surpassed the cell renewal activity of their synthetic counterparts; and, in addition, they were significantly less irritating. Glimpse uses a vegetable-derived lactic acid, maximizing its ability for cell renewal while minimizing the risk of irritation.


INCI: bassia latifolia seed butter / SOURCE: mahua

Native to India and harvested from the fruit seeds of the buttercup tree, this wonderfully emollient butter is known to prevent skin dryness and wrinkle development. Mahua Butter also has the ability to reduce degeneration in skin cells and restore skin flexibility, improving overall tone and texture.


INCI: mangifera indica seed butter / SOURCE: mango

Cold pressed and rendered from the seed kernel of the mango tree, this highly prized butter has been used traditionally for its skin softening and protective properties. With its ability to restore flexibility and reduce degeneration of skin cells, mango butter is known as one of the richest oils on the planet. It is non-greasy, absorbs easily and provides natural protection against environmental conditions. Its emollient properties, high oxidative ability and regenerative activity are attributed to its high unsaponifiable content.


INCI: garcinia mangostana pericarp powder / SOURCE: mangosteen pericarp

Through a process developed exclusively for Glimpse, ultra-purified USP-grade water is infused with mangosteen pericarp powder; the result is our exclusive Mangosteen Infused Water. This performance infusion then becomes the foundation for all Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care formulas. Third party testing has concluded that our Mangosteen-Infused Water contains concentrated levels of xanthones, procyanidins and catechins.


INCI: limnanthes alba seed oil, meadowfoam delta-lactone / SOURCE: meadowfoam

Highly moisturizing and rejuvenating, meadowfoam helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. By enhancing your skin's natural protective barrier, this rich, non-greasy oil proves very effective at preventing moisture loss and reviving skin's tone and texture.


INCI: algae extract / SOURCE: microalgae (dunaliella salina)

Continually exposed to environmental stresses like high osmotic pressure, high UV levels and high oxygen concentration, microalgae must produce vast amounts of energy to withstand its conditions. Through innovative research we have discovered the outstanding skin energizing properties of dunaliella salina, which dramatically increase cellular turnover, luminosity, overall texture and clarity of the skin.


INCI: vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, saccharum officinarum extract, acer saccharum extract, citrus aurantium dulcis fruit extract, citrus medica limonum fruit extract / SOURCE: bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, lemon

Our multi-fruit alpha-hydroxyl blend is a harmonic combination of five botanical extracts: bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon. These extracts contain naturally occurring AHAs that are able to weaken the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. When these bonds are weakened, the dead cells can be shed from the surface of the skin, resulting in skin that appears fresher, smoother and younger.


INCI: chitosan succinimide / SOURCE: mushroom

This polysaccharide has been shown through extensive research to support skin's natural regeneration process and to help calm the signs of inflammation.


INCI: acetylglucosamine / SOURCE: marine extract

This remarkable amino acid has the ability to improve skin tone and texture, increase barrier function and enhance damage repair. In addition, it increases skin's natural luminosity by "ramping up" cellular metabolism through promoting increased cellular efficiency. N-acetyl glucosamine is a crucial building block in maintaining skin thickness, and when combined with niacinamide (vitamin B3) it stimulates an increase in collagen production. This high-performance amino acid has been proven through numerous studies to increase clarity, luminosity and radiance of the skin.


INCI: niaicinamide / SOURCE: vitamin B3

Niacinamide or vitamin B3 has a calming effect on inflammatory skin conditions, such as blemishes and uneven skin tone, and assists in brightening the skin. In addition, niacinamide was found to be more effective at controlling transepidermal water loss (TEWL) than more conventional barrier reparatives.


INCI: hydrogenated olive oil / SOURCE: olive

A vegetable emollient derived from olive oil improves the texture without greasiness or tackiness.


INCI: passiflora incarnata seed oil / SOURCE: passionflower

Known for its nourishing and reparative properties, passionflower seed oil of the type contained within Glimpse Intuitive Skin Care is a highly concentrated source of bioflavonoids. This amazing oil strengthens skin with an abundance of fatty acids and vitamins A, B & C.


INCI: plantago lanceolata leaf extract / SOURCE: plantain leaf

A plant of interest since Greco-Roman times, the leaves of the plantain have been used traditionally as a topical remedy for skin inflammation. Plantago supports the skin's natural immunity against UV and other harmful environmental stresses.


INCI: cucurbita pepo seed oil / SOURCE: pumpkin seed

Pumpkin seed oil is an extremely hydrating oil, highly nourishing and useful for all skin types. Rich in phytosterols and multiple fatty acids which benefit cellular health, this wholesome oil is very effective at combating fine lines, superficial dryness and moisture loss.


INCI: oryza sativa bran oil / SOURCE: rice

Antioxidizing properties, as well as the ability to enhance skin's natural defenses against environmental antagonists, gives our rice bran oil softening and moisturizing properties good for mature, delicate or sensitive skin.


INCI: salicyloyl phytosphingosine / SOURCE: yeast

Phytosphingosine is a member of a family of antibacterial lipids found in the surface layers of the skin. Recently performed in-vitro and in-vivo studies show that phytosphingosine supports the skin's ability to keep itself clean and refreshed. Studies from France show that it also calms the signs of inflammation.


INCI: butyrospermum parkii / SOURCE: shea butter

Shea butter has a long history of traditional use for protecting the skin from environmental damage. The uniqueness of shea butter stems from its high content of unsaponifiable lipids, especially dominant triterpenes. The highly concentrated shea butter contained in Glimpse reduces the signs of damage caused by environmental stressors, improving skin balance and diminishing the signs of aging.


INCI: sodium hyaluronate / SOURCE: hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid has many key roles in skin health; contributing to the resilience and pliability of your skin, regulating immune and inflammatory responses, maintaining moisture levels, and regulating tissue repair.


INCI: sodium pca / SOURCE: sugar cane

As children, our skin possesses an abundant supply of this remarkable compound. This substance, in addition to keeping our skin soft and wrinkle-free, actually serves to attract water into the skin from the surrounding air. As we age, the level of Sodium PCA drops 50% or more. This high-performance humectant is derived from amino acids. It is recommended for dry, delicate and sensitive skin.


INCI: sorbitol / SOURCE: corn

A vegetable-derived humectant, sorbitol attracts and holds moisture. This hydrating ingredient helps maintain optimal moisture levels and provides a velvety feel to the skin.


INCI: hydrogenated soybean oil, phytosterols / SOURCE: soybean

Soy has been called a "smart" moisturizer due to its unique ability to provide needed hydration in dry areas of the skin while reducing oil in other areas. Proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin repair, its end result is increased skin firmness.


INCI: squalane / SOURCE: olive

Glimpse contains highly concentrated and refined squalane derived from olive oils. It is a natural component of skin and is a good emollient that has antioxidant and immune-stimulating properties. It penetrates the skin quickly, does not leave a greasy residue on the skin and blends well with additional performance ingredients.


INCI: Helianthus annuus seed wax / SOURCE: sunflower

A natural antioxidant, sunflower seed wax also contains a high amount of fatty acids. These fatty acids help to moisturize and condition the skin, contributing to a healthy barrier. Sunflower seed wax also contains significant concentrations of vitamins A and E.

TOCOPHEROL (alpha and gamma)

INCI: tocopherol / SOURCE: corn, soybean, canola

Alpha-tocopherol is a potent antioxidant exhibiting vitamin E activity. Vitamin E is the main, naturally occurring, lipid-soluble antioxidant protecting skin from the adverse effects of oxidative stress, including sun damage. When applied topically, alpha-tocopherol has been shown to safeguard the skin from environmental stressors.
Gamma-tocopherol is found in oils such as soy and grape-seed. New research has shown that it possesses useful properties truly unique from other members of the tocopherol family. For example, when applied topically, it has been shown to inhibit the transfer of melanin. Similar to alpha-tocopherol, vitamin E is the main lipid-soluble antioxidant present, protecting skin from adverse effects of oxidative stress, including sun damage.


INCI: salix alba bark extract / SOURCE: white willow bark

White willow is a large tree that grows in North America, Asia and Central and Southern Europe. Its bark is the original source of salicin, a gentle forerunner to aspirin. White willow has been used successfully as a natural alternative to synthetic salicylic products because of its ability to clarify and refresh skin tones.



INCI: chondrus crispus extract, chondrus crispus / SOURCE: red seaweed

Derived from red seaweed and used for its excellent emollient qualities.


INCI: cetyl palmitate / SOURCE: olive

A vegetable emollient derived from olive oil, increases skin texture without increasing greasiness or tackiness.


INCI: chlorphenesin

An efficient low-toxicity preservative agent, chlorphenesin contains no free or bound formaldehyde and does not denature protein, which could cause damage to the skin.


INCI: citric acid / SOURCE: citric acid

Natural plant extracts from citrus fruit can improve the look and condition of the skin by accelerating the exfoliation of outer skin cells, revealing younger, fresher skin. Additionally, citric acid stimulates collagen synthesis, boosts skin's elasticity and increases cell renewal.


INCI: coco-betaine / SOURCE: coconut

Naturally derived, mild surfactant.


INCI: coco-glucoside / SOURCE: coconut

Vegetable surfactant used in cleansing preparations as well as natural viscosity-increasing agents.


INCI: modified cornstarch / SOURCE: corn

Absorbs both moisture and oils derived from corn. Produces a soft, soothing feeling.


INCI: dehydroxanthan gum / SOURCE: corn

A natural sugar polymer found on green plants. As a natural thickening agent, it gives a lovely feel to your skin.


INCI: gluconolactone / SOURCE: corn

With naturally derived broad-spectrum protection, it improves skin moisture content.


INCI: glucose / SOURCE: sugar cane

Natural component of the stratum corneum (outermost layer of the skin) that binds water and hydrates skin.


INCI: decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside / SOURCE: coconut

This naturally derived, biodegradable surfactant is very mild and very low-toxicity. It functions as a primary or secondary surfactant.


INCI: glyceryl oleate / SOURCE: coconut, palm, sunflower

Vegetable surfactant used in cleansing preparations as well as natural viscosity, increasing agents.


INCI: myristyl myristate / SOURCE: coconut, palm

Vegetable-derived emollient gives body to skin care formulations.


INCI: cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, sorbitan palmitate / SOURCE: olive

Vegetable-derived, PEG-free, mild emulsifier extracted from olive oil.


INCI: potassium sorbate / SOURCE: sorbic acid

Naturally occurring organic acid used extensively as a fungistatic agent effective against yeast, molds and select bacteria.


INCI: sodium benzoate

A naturally derived product with a broad spectrum of protection, sodium benzoate naturally occurs in several fruits, e.g., apples, plums and cranberries.


INCI: sodium coco-glucoside tartrate / SOURCE: coconut, beet, grape

Surfactant derived from natural renewal raw materials that is mild on the skin and will not irritate the eyes.


INCI: sodium phytate / SOURCE: rice

Natural chelating agent for cosmetic products, derived from rice.


INCI: sodium stearoyl glutamate, sodium stearoyl lactylate / SOURCE: canola, soy, palm, corn

Surfactant derived from a vegetable source.


INCI: sucrose laurate, sucrose dilaurate, sucrose trilaurate / SOURCE: sugar cane

Emulsifier derived from renewable sources.


INCI: xanthan gum / SOURCE: kelp

A sugar polymer collected from leafy green plants, it is naturally ocurring thickening agent.

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